Trisha Bantigue and Kathy Zhou of Queenly Tell Us All About Their Brand

Have you ever dreamed about starting a business with your bestie?

That's exactly what Trisha Bantigue and Kathy Zhou did! Their brand, Queenly, is an online shopping destination with over 100,000 formalwear dresses to choose from. From prom to weddings and galas, Queenly absolutely has a dress for the occasion. We just had to learn more about Trisha and Kathy, and they shared some fun facts with us, below.

Name: Trisha Bantigue

IG Handle: @trisherrr

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Zodiac sign: Cancer

 

Name: Kathy Zhou

IG Handle: @kaffyzoo

Hometown: Boston, MA

Zodiac sign: Cancer

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Fun Facts

1. Trisha first became obsessed with style when Gossip Girl aired.

"I was obsessed with Serena and Blair's outfits and it made me want to dress up for school."

-Trisha Bantigue

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2. Kathy, on the other hand, was first drawn to fashion after looking at outfits from the MET Gala.

"Around the end of middle school and starting high school is when my family got me my first laptop to use at home, and I remember scrolling through all the gorgeous gowns on Vogue's photo galleries of the Met Gala."

-Kathy Zhou

 

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3. Trisha and Kathy's company, Queenly, helps women find stunning formal dresses:

"Queenly is the fairy godmother you wish you had for helping you find that perfect, one of a kind formal dress. No matter your body type, skin tone, or financial means, my team and I are driven to make sure you can find that special occasion outfit that will make you feel beautiful on Queenly."

-Kathy Zhou

4. Trisha's go-to outfit is jeans, an oversized Taylor Swift-esque sweater and heeled, knee-high boots.

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5. Kathy's, on the other hand, is typically tailored pants, a neutral-toned sweater and Chelsea boots.

6. Trisha has a Goldador named Butters. How cute!

 

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7. Kathy uses her engineering background at Queenly.

"Even though I'm an engineer, what inspired me to get into engineering was my art background. I loved painting and drawing in high school, and started learning graphic design and building websites. Good engineers don't always come from a stereotypical math and science background, and having that level of creativity and desire to build an amazing product inspires a lot of great engineering."

-Kathy Zhou

8. Trisha and Kathy believe in an inclusive environment at Queenly.

"I always want to reflect inclusive values and to always provide access and affordability to women everywhere. I'm very passionate about having diversity and representation in fashion, and so I do my best to include immense size inclusion with our inventory, as well as being radically inclusive in our photoshoot campaigns by having minority, plus-size and trans women represent our brand."

-Trisha Bantigue

9. Kathy is obsessed with her medium black Telfar bag.

10. Trisha has been loving cropped knitted tops with asymmetrical cuts lately.

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11. Kathy is in the process of trying to use the KonMari method for her closet.

"I'm trying to Marie Kondo my closet and turn my wardrobe into a bit more of a preppy, sporty, office-appropriate collection while I get rid of the college party tops that were in the back of my closet. I love looking at Princess Diana's and Michelle Obama's classic looks. On Pinterest and Instagram, I've been following some workwear influencers: 'Life with Jazz' in particular has some great content!"

-Kathy Zhou

12. Trisha loves looking to Blake Lively, Heart Evangelista, Zendaya and Pia Wurtzbach for style inspo.

 

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13. Kathy has been into the light academia trend lately.

"The neutral layers with a sort of bookish look is what I've been trying to fill my closet with lately."

-Kathy Zhou

14. Trisha describes her personal style as classically elegant with a touch of modern sass.

"I like to think of my personal style as something that leans towards classic elegance with a touch of modern sass. I love to wear pieces that elongate my legs and asymmetrical cuts. I've also been trying to add more cheerful colors to my wardrobe such as yellow and orange. I also really appreciate intricate patterns, stitchings and designs in dresses."

-Trisha Bantigue

15. Kathy and Trisha want Queenly to help empower women.

"My brand is all about empowering women to look and feel their best, and so that's why my company, Queenly, enables women to be able to find their perfect dream dress! I want every woman to know that they are a queen, inside and out, and that they can rock it in a dress at whatever event they want to shine in, for a fraction of the price."

-Trisha Bantigue

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